Posts Tagged ‘hare krishna’

Chant on Beads

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Chanting on beads is known as japa and can be likened to the genuine call of a child for its mother. We whisper the sacred names and try to conscientiously hear the words. The human ear and mind are especially designed to receive these spiritual sound waves that flow from the spiritual world. You simply have to focus on the sound vibration – nothing else. By making a daily commitment to the process of japa meditation, we gradually free the mind, cleanse the heart, and come in direct contact with God. The early morning hours are considered the most  conducive  for  japa  meditation  since the mind can more peacefully flow towards Krishna during this time as the environment is quiet, the body is refreshed and the mind less distracted.

“Chanting Hare Krishna attentively and without offence establishes us in our conditional position as pure, blissful spirit-souls. We are bathed in knowledge and love…”

“…When the Supreme Lord reveals Himself to His devotee, there is Self-Realisation. Transcendence is revealed in the heart of the devotee. The Lord comes in the form of transcendental sound, which cleans the material dust from the mirror of the mind…”

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Need some beads?

Order online from the temple shop:

https://krishnashopping.com/collections/chanting-beads

Introductory Course for Women

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Spiritualised Living

This is a three month residential course, starting on 11th January 2016 ending on 31st March 2016.

Learn Simple Living, High Thinking
Experience devotional lifestyle at Bhaktivedanta Manor amongst devotees and likeminded students. Learn to built up a regular sadhana (devotional practise) by attending the daily morning and evening program in the temple room.

We offer a variety of service engagements as, temple cleaning, assisting in the kitchen, food distribution, farming, milking cows, outdoor congregational chanting, book distribution and home programs etc.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week in the afternoon.

The syllabus
The course covers the studies of: Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy and Vaishnava Culture.

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded with a certificate.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

Fees
A nominal charge of £ 150 applies for the basic cost of study material, accommodation, food, and devotional clothing.

Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

For application and inquiry please contact:
vaisnavi@krishnatemple.com